Kazatomprom recognises the importance of staff development and training, with it being at the forefront of the company’s human resources policy.
Due to this, Kazatomprom has systemized the process for the training, retraining and advanced training of skilled workers.
Kazatomprom and its enterprises cooperate with leading higher education institutes and colleges in the Republic of Kazakhstan and abroad to train and retrain specialized professionals to the highest possible level.
Kazatomprom is funding the studies of 399 students who will become experts in the company’s industry.
Kazatomprom and the Kazakh National Research Technical University has joined together to establish the International Scientific Educational Centre for Nuclear Industry, which began enrolling its first applications for its Masters degree program on 4 September 2017. The centre train will train highly skilled personnel for the nuclear sector. The Centre offers three degree disciplines: “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits”, “Chemical technology for non-organic substances”, and “Automation and management”.
Once the integrated system of employees’ assessment has been introduced at Kazatomprom, the system of advanced training and training planning has been improved.This integrated system means that employees are provided study opportunities with their development being subject to their approved individual development plans.
The type of training an employee receives is defined by their performance assessment and their own potential based on their management, corporate and professional competencies.
Kazatomprom has successfully introduced the process of talent management, which is aimed at identifying promising employees and supporting their further development. This support ensures that they will reach their best within the allocated time, and planning of Kazatomprom’s and its subsidiaries’ staff succession at key positions. The process includes distributing identified talents into three pools: “HiРo”, “Leader”, “Management pool”. Each pool has its own development program and training period.
For the purpose of transferring unique knowledge and best practices, including improving the competencies, skills and knowledge of employees, Kazatomprom’s internal trainers, who are employees themselves, give master classes that are placed on the corporate portal and may be watched by the employees.
To keep the unique knowledge and experience of veterans and transfer experience to a new generation of specialists, there is an Honorary Professors Board operating at the International Scientific Educational Center for Nuclear Industry. This Board unites 21 veterans of the nuclear industry employed by Kazatomprom and its enterprises, as well as retired employees. The average uranium industry experience of a member of this board is 36.8 years.
To raise the level of professional competencies, Kazatomprom practices probation at production sites of subsidiary and affiliated organizations as well as in partnered foreign companies.
To cover personnel needs, in 2016 Kazatomprom began cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan to open new professions in Kazakhstan subject to the types of activity: fabrication of fuel assemblies (FA) and refinery production and (conversion), which do not have analogues in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Thus, order No.186-од dd. August 07, 2017 of the Committee of Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan approved changes into existing Classifier of professions and specialties of VET qualifications: “Fuel assemblies operator” and “Refinery production operator”.
Within the framework of the Agreement on Research and Technical Cooperation between Kazatomprom and the Eastern-Kazakhstan State Technical University after D.Serikbayev, an international chair at the university on “New materials for nuclear industry” was established. Leading scientists and specialists from the Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University and the Tomsk Polytechnic University of the Russian Federation were invited. Under this agreement, curriculums for Master’s programs were developed such as “Materials of nuclear engineering” and “Innovation technologies for uranium products output”.
Kazatomprom cooperates with the World Nuclear University in the field of nuclear education and advanced training. This includes participating in long-term and short-term courses, supporting the development and application of innovative and up-to-date educational technologies in nuclear education, condcuting joint research, inviting scientists and specialists for lectures, seminars, scientific consultations and experience exchanges. On June 12- 15, 2017, at the nuclear pavilion of EXPO Astana -2017 a summer course of the World Nuclear University titled “World nuclear industry today” was held for 60 employees of Kazatomprom and its subsidiares.
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